I know Nazis are the bad guys, and we all enjoy hearing about villains, but was it really necessary for TV3 to lead its main news bulletin with the Grammar boy nazi story?
What about the referendum? The ACC shenanigans? The ongoing debacle that is the Rugby World Cup TV rights? The feeble creature that is the ETS? etc etc.
Now the story's being reported by the international media.
Hell and handcart doth meet.
It's always painful when you pay good money for something you want, only to see it slip away.
So how gutted must Afghani President Hamid Karzai be right now?
I am finding David Farrar's Kiwiblog increasingly dull. I stopped reading the comments to his posts a while ago, because I didn't need the filth in my head, but I have always found his posts interesting - until now. That despite the fact I'm on the other side of the political spectrum and agree with almost nothing he writes. One can appreciate a good argument without agreeing with it, after all.
But of late he's become increasingly desperate in tone, and most of his posts appear to be undisguised attacks on Labour and the Greens. You expect a blog of the Right to have a go, and fair enough too. But it seems that Farrar has run out of genuinely interesting things to write about.
Is he trying too hard to deflect attention from the appalling mess his beloved Nats are making?
The Nats are having a lousy time of it, even if the polls don't reflect it. But the polls won't stay positive forever, especially if Key continues to run such a loose ship. The public will traditionally give the new guy a fair go, but eventually they'll tire of ineptitude.
Farrar would have a lot more credibility if he at least acknowledged the issues the Nats are having, rather than pretending they don't exist.
But then perhaps credibility isn't the issue. He's a mouthpiece for the party, after all.